Each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student work experience during National Student Employment Week. Student employment offers students career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career, and better preparation for the job market upon graduation. All supervisors are encouraged to take this opportunity during National Student Employment Week to thank their student employees and let them know that they are valued. We have included some tips for recognition.
National Student Employment Week is April 9 - 14, 2018!
National Student Employment Week Schedule of Events:
Monday, April 9: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Student Employee of the Year Luncheon (By Invitation Only) Mountainlair Ballrooms
Tuesday, April 10: 8 am - 10 am Free Coffee at the Engineering PRT
Wednesday, April 11: 11 am - 2 pm Student Employment Appreciation Celebration! Free cake and popcorn in the Mountainlair Commons
Thursday, April 12: All Day: Supervisor Celebrate with your Students! Tweet @WVUStudentJobs what you’re doing in your office to celebrate Student Employment Appreciation Week! Supervisor posts will be entered in a drawing for a gift basket!
Friday, April 13: All Day: Raffle winners will be selected and notified. Students may fill out a raffle ticket at any of the events this week.
(Pictured from L to R: Rachel Daw, John Vietoris, Emily Nadenbousch, Emma Harrison and Laken Fleming)
The 4th Annual National Student Employee of the Year Celebration and first Luncheon, honoring student employees' contributions in the workplace, was held in the Mountainlair Ballroom on April 9. Rachel Daw, a Student Worker from the Admissions and Recruitment Office, was named the 2018 Student Employee of the Year. The other finalists were John Vietoris from the B & E Center for Career Development, Emily Nadenbousch from the Department of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, Emma Harrison from the Honors College, and Laken Fleming from Men's Basketball.